[Tweeters] White-collared Seedeaters will soon be easier to locate

Larry Schwitters lpatters at ix.netcom.com
Wed Mar 25 14:59:41 PDT 2009


I just emailed Murray, Cantwell, and Reichert about this. I would
think it could help if others did the same.

Larry Schwitters
On Mar 25, 2009, at 1:58 PM, Wilson Cady wrote:

> If Homeland Security can't spot a person crossing a hundred

> foot wide river what makes them think that an extra swath of open

> ground on the riverbank is going to be a barrier to people entering

> the country illegally? We are destroying the habitat that has taken

> years to protect and giving the Rio Grande River to Mexico by

> erecting a fence on the north riverbank that bars Americans to the

> river but allows Mexicans up to the fence.


> Wilson Cady

> Skamania County, WA

> On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 11:44:11 -0700 Larry Schwitters <lpatters at ix.netcom.com

> > writes:

> From "Truthout". I don't think this is a good idea.


> Agent Orange-like Chemical to Be Used at US-Mexico Border

> http://www.truthout.org/032509N

> Dane Schiller, The Houston Chronicle: "The US Border Patrol plans to

> poison the plant life along a 1.1-mile stretch of the Rio Grande

> riverbank as soon as Wednesday to get rid of the hiding places used

> by smugglers, robbers and illegal immigrants. If successful, the

> $2.1 million pilot project could later be duplicated along as many

> as 130 miles of river in the patrol's Laredo Sector, as well as

> other parts of the US-Mexico border. Although Border Patrol and US

> Environmental Protection Agency officials say the chemical is safe

> for animals, detractors say the experiment is reminiscent of the

> Vietnam War-era Agent Orange chemical program and raises questions

> about long-term effects


> Larry Schwitters

> Issaquah





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